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MOTM #432: Why I Left Physical Therapy

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

So, I used to be a physical therapist. Surprise!

I haven't formally treated since 2018, but I didn't walk away with bad blood. There were no tables flipped, I'm extremely proud of all that I accomplished during the years that I practiced, and I will die on the hill that physical therapy is the best first career.

So why did I leave? How did I leave? What exactly did that transition look like? What lessons do I hope that you take from my journey and apply to your own?

Tune into the full episode to find out.

In This Episode You'll Hear:

  • Why I became a physical therapist
  • My career as a physical therapist
  • A better question to ask than “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
  • Why I left physical therapy
  • What I didn't like about physical therapy
  • The steps I took to transition out of physical therapy
  • Physical therapy as the best first career
  • The impact of earned privilege
  • Big leaps vs small steps
  • Officially pivoting away from teaching about movement
  • My takeaways for you
  • How I working to change the world

Links & Resources For This Episode:

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Checkout AZ on Instagram: @firerescuewellness
Check out Dr. Sara Suddes on Instagram: @sarasuddes

Read my article – Careers After PT School: The Road Less Traveled

Listen to MOTM #119: I Don't Like Treating

Check out the transcript for this episode!

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